BEIJING/HONGKONG, April 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong
leader-elect Carrie Lam said on Tuesday there is no room for
moves towards independence in the former British colony which
she said needs the support of the central government in Beijing
to boost economic development over the next five years.
Lam was speaking in Beijing after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
presented her with the official letter of appointment as chief
executive, paving the way for her to take office on July 1.
The Chinese-controlled financial hub's former chief
secretary was chosen in March to become its first female leader
by a 1,200-person "election committee" stacked with pro-Beijing
and pro-establishment loyalists.
(Reporting by Christian Shepherd in Beijing and Donny Kwowk in
Hong Kong, Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Nick